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Policy Primers for Housing Equity

5 policy memos to advance safe, affordable housing for all

Fact Sheet
Healthy Neighborhoods

Many US communities face pressing challenges related to the safety, stability, and affordability of housing.

In 2021 and 2022, ChangeLab Solutions worked with local governments and housing advocates from eight communities in different regions of the country as part of the Housing Solutions Collaborative, a peer-learning cohort focused on building capacity and partnerships to advance housing equity. Although no two communities are the same, the technical assistance we provided to our partners revealed common needs and areas of interest.

This series of five policy primers provides a high-level overview of strategies and policies that the cohort explored together:

  • Strategies to Increase Housing Production
  • Tax Incentives to Encourage Affordable Housing Production
  • Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Local Anti-Displacement Strategies
  • Incorporating Racial Equity into Housing Policy

The memos highlight promising solutions to housing challenges faced by local jurisdictions and communities throughout the United States.